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Vintage photos of:
The Ege family dwelling, which had tangential connections to General Lafayette, George Washington and Edgar Allan Poe.
April 1865. Richmond, Virginia. "The Old Stone House -- so-called 'Washington's headquarters,' 1916 East Main Street." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.